What is the difference between these two books?

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What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Shadok » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:48 am

What is the difference between Lojong and Eight Verses for Training The Mind? They both seem like about training the mind.

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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:58 pm

Shadok wrote:What is the difference between Lojong and Eight Verses for Training The Mind? They both seem like about training the mind.
Lojong is the type or category of teachings - it means Mind Training in Tibetan. The Eight Verses are one short text from that collection of Lojong teachings.

These mind training teachings are shared by all Tibetan groups, not just Geluk.
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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Shadok » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks, Will.
I already Eight Verses for Training the Mind. I was wondering if I need to buy copy of Lojong also.

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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:06 pm

Shadok wrote:Thanks, Will.
I already Eight Verses for Training the Mind. I was wondering if I need to buy copy of Lojong also.
Shadok, this site will give you an idea of the many texts in the category of Mind Training:

http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Books_on_Mi ... s/2320.htm

This title is a very good survey of the Lojong texts: Essential Mind Training: Tibetan Wisdom for Daily Life By: Thupten Jinpa
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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Shadok » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:22 pm

Thank, Will.

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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by JKhedrup » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:01 am

In my opinion, this is the most complete anthology of the various Lojong texts. It covers Lojong teachings across time periods and lineages. There are 44 texts included within it. The texts are expertly translated by Thupten Jinpa and his team.

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/mind-training" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is now also available in paperback for a reasonable cost:

http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Mind-Tr ... 0861712633" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Shadok » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:48 pm

JKhedrup wrote:In my opinion, this is the most complete anthology of the various Lojong texts. It covers Lojong teachings across time periods and lineages. There are 44 texts included within it. The texts are expertly translated by Thupten Jinpa and his team.

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/mind-training" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is now also available in paperback for a reasonable cost:

http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Mind-Tr ... 0861712633" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks, Jkhedrup.
I am trying to figure out if I should buy a hard copy or kindly version. I really need to train my mind. Usually I think I am a caring person, but sometime my anger and deep seated hatred become very strong. I feel like a smoker who knows it is bad for health, yet doesn't 't have enough mental strength to fight the addiction.

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Re: What is the difference between these two books?

Post by Tenzin Dorje » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:31 am

Dear Shadock

Here you have a brief, but useful and trustworthy commentary on the Eight Verses For Training The Mind, by Geshe Sonam Rinchen (who used to teach at Dharamsala).

http://www.amazon.fr/Eight-Verses-Train ... am+rinchen


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Dorje

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